Articulate Ink announces Flatgrafika Printmaking Symposium!

Events

Flatgrafika is a printmaking symposium happening in Regina, Saskatchewan from September 15 – 17, 2017. It will be taking place in several locations across the city. There will be exhibitions, demonstrations, film screenings, artist talks/panel discussions and MORE!

For more information and a full schedule of events and to register, please visit flatgrafika.ca. Please contact us at 306-550-3463 or by email at info@articulateink.ca  if you have any questions!

Articulate Ink Announces Residency Pilot Program

Residency

Articulate Ink is excited to announce that we will be bringing in Chrissy Poitras and Kyle Topping from Spark Box Studio in Picton, Ontario to mentor us in launching an artist in residence program! Thanks to the funding from the Saskatchewan Arts Board Artists in Communities program, we are able to embark on this next step in our studio development. Keep an eye out for the official launch of our residency!

Save the date because you are invited to join us for an Open Forum with Chrissy and Kyle, where they will lend their expertise to any topic related to your print practice and future as an emerging artist. This can range from how to apply to a residency, to whether or not you should live in a bigger city, and more! This will take place on September 12, 2017 at Articulate Ink, at 7pm. There is rumour that they will be bringing a magical unicorn spinning wheel of topics, so you won’t want to miss it. We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have five whole minutes, we would love if you filled out our quick survey. By filling it out we are better able to tailor the residency to our community. This provides valuable insight which let’s us bring you exciting opportunities that you really want!  This link will take you to the survey.

 

Intro to Screen Printing with Michelle

Workshops

The most cherished of all workshops has finally arrived! Learn introductory screen-printing with Michelle Brownridge! In this workshop, participants will learn the basis of screen-printing, and they will conceive, and print a full edition on paper.

Michelle Brownridge is our general manager, as well as a super experienced screen-printing guru. She has taught all over Saskatchewan! Come learn from her expertise, and have a blast at the same time.

About the instructor: Michelle Brownridge is an artist from Regina, Saskatchewan. She graduated with Honours from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Print Media in 2011 and has exhibited both locally and internationally. Currently, she is the General Manager and a founding member of the Regina-based printmaking collective, Articulate Ink. Brownridge also holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Saskatchewan Printmakers Association. In addition to her work as an artist, she is also an arts administrator, event producer, freelance communications consultant and educator.

Class outline: **LINK TO REGISTER BELOW**

Class one: Introductions, studio orientation, print appreciation, demos of mark making on transparencies, discussion of image ideas, image development, students take transparencies home

Class two: Image completion, ink mixing, screen coating demo, screen exposure, taping screens

Class three: demo cleaning inky screens, registration methods, ½ class prints projects, screen reclamation

Class four: cleaning inky screens demo, registration methods, ½ class prints projects, screen reclamation

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm from March 27 to April 5, 2017 (March 27, 29 & April 3, 5). There are 4 classes but 2 separate printing days on either April 3rd or 5th, so you attend 3 classes in total.

Please remember to double check that you will be able to attend all sessions at the times listed as there are no opportunities to make up a missed session free of charge and it is highly encouraged that you attend all sessions in the workshop in order to get the most of your experience.

No experience necessary, ages 14 and up. All materials included in the enrolment fee of $180.00, plus tax.

Cost: $180.00 plus GST & PST ($198.00)

Payments: We prefer online payment at the time of registration, however, if you wish to pay by cheque, Interac e-transfer or in person by debit or with cash this can be accommodated. Please contact our Programming Coordinator, Edith Skeard, upon registration to discuss payment options by email at programming@articulateink.ca.

If you are not able to pay the full cost at the time of registration, we are willing to split the workshop payment into two instalments, the first payment is due one week prior to the the first day of class and the second payment due mid-way through the workshop, our programming coordinator will confirm this date with you. Again, please contact Edith upon registration (programming@articulateink.ca) if you wish to split your payment into two instalments.

REGISTER HERE: http://screenprintwithmichelle.eventzilla.net/

One day Letterpress and Book Basics Workshop

Workshops

We’re pleased as punch to announce an intensive one day workshop with Elizabeth Elich. She’ll be running an introductory workshop on letterpress and book binding. We’re really excited to have her on board! This workshop will be on March 25 from 11-4 and all materials will be provided. This workshop will discuss the history and uses of type, how to set and print, as well as introduce basic bookbinding techniques. Participants will leave with a small edition – which they will conceive, set, and print, as well as a small booklet which they will bind.

The course runs for one day, from 11am until 4pm. There will be a break for lunch.

You can register at:
http://elizabethelichworkshop.eventzilla.net/

If you need to make alternate payment arrangements, please still register for the course online, select the pay with cash option, and send Edie and email at programming@articulateink.ca

We can’t wait to get inky with you!

INTAGLIO DRYPOINT WORKSHOP WITH LACIA VOGEL

Workshops

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Lacia Vogel (MFA University of Regina, BFA UBC Okanagan) is a printmaker who works primarily in screen printing and intaglio. Having been to residencies all over the world, she brings a diverse and particular eye to her practice. In this workshop, Lacia will teach intaglio, focused on the drypoint technique. This type of etching creates softer, more drawerly line work, and is several hundred years old. Using copper plates, ink, and our gorgeous press, you’ll turn ordinary paper into a fantastic edition. Just bring your self, a sketchbook, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

If you want to know more about the drypoint technique, this website has a fantastic little essay with imagery.

We look forward to getting inky with you! Register here!

Dates: Tuesdays and Fridays (except February 14th, Feb. 14th’s class will be held Wednesday Feb. 15th due to Valentine’s Day) from 6pm to 9pm from February 3 – 21, 2017 (Feb. 3, 7, 10, 15, 17 & 21)

Please remember to double check that you will be able to attend all sessions at the times listed as there are no opportunities to make up a missed session free of charge and it is highly encouraged that you attend all sessions in the workshop in order to get the most of your experience.

No experience necessary, ages 14 and up. All materials included in the enrolment fee of $185.00, plus tax.

Cost: $185.00 plus GST & PST ($204.50)

Payments: We prefer online payment at the time of registration, however, if you wish to pay by cheque, Interac e-transfer or in person by debit or with cash this can be accomodated. Please contact our programming coordinator, Edith Skeard, upon registration to discuss payment options by email at programming@articulateink.ca.

If you are not able to pay the full $204.50 at the time of registration, we are willing to split the workshop payment into two installments of $102.25, the first payment due the first day of class and the second payment due February 14th, 2016. Again, please contact Edith upon registration (programming@articulateink.ca) if you wish to split your payment into two installments.